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Peter Houseman

Peter Houseman

Clubs played for: Chelsea, Oxford United. (1963-1976)

Born: 1945

Birthplace: Battersea, London

Died: 1977

Position: Winger

Biography: Took his time to convince not only Tommy Docherty but also a sceptical Blues faithful of his ability. It was four years before he finally established himself in the first team. He provided the ammo for Ian Hutchinson and Peter Osgood and played a vital role in the 1970 Cup run, scoring a critical goal in the replay at Burnley, and then the equaliser against Leeds in the Wembley Final. He was an ever present in the Cup Winners' Cup winning side and stayed at Stamford Bridge until the club was relegated in 1975. The winger was killed in a car crash near Oxford in March 1977, aged 31, when returning home with his wife, hours after he had played in a game. He had also set up and coached a youth team in Oakley, Hampshire

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HOUSEMAN, Peter I worked with Sally in a Cirencester department store before she and Peter were married. I met Peter on several occasions when he met Sally from work. They were a lovely couple.
29-10-18 Christine Morris (Parker)

Houseman, Peter I am just watching match of the day. I am a West Bromwich albion fan and for some unknown reason Peter Houseman came into my mind. He was a lovely man and a great footballer in his time at Chelsea. He lived in Northleach, Gloucestershire during his days playing for Oxford. I also came to live in Northleach when I was nine years old. I would love his family to now that I still remember him to this day and would love to send them my very best wishes and a Happy New Year for 2016. Linda Lee xx

Houseman, Peter I grew up in Oakley and lived down the road from Peter and his wife Sally. I knew them very well and used to babysit for their three sons. Remember answering the phone to numerous journalists and people like Dave Sexton. Peter was a lovely chap, very modest and quietly spoken who did a terrific amount for the local area. He is still remembered fondly in Oakley and the local playing field is named after him. It was a terrible shock hearing that Sally and Peter had been in killed.

Houseman, Peter I remember fondly Peter and Sally along with the boys Mathew Daniel and Nathan as I used to live next door to them in Oakley. They were such a lovely family. I remember at the back of the house their was a lean to glass house with a bench that would have all the Chelsea team strip layed out from being freshly washed I'm guessing by Sally. Such a tragedy to what we already know. I still think often how the boys are doing and hoping things turned out ok.

HOUSEMAN, Peter I used to live in Oakley and also babysat for Peter and Sally Houseman' s boys. My parents bought his house after he transferred to Oxford Utd. 2 Severn Gardens. A very talented player who was very modest and unassuming but gave a lot to the local boys setting up the Peter Houseman football league. ( Both my sons years down the line played for Oakley FC). Sally used to work at Basingstoke Development Group with my Mum when Basingstoke was a London overspill New Town, a lovely supportive Mum and wife. A lovely family, I wish the sons Matt, Daniel and Nathan all the best I remember when each if you were born.
Wendy Lodge ( nee Rodges)

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